Was turkey served at the first Thanksgiving meal in Plymouth back in 1621? Maybe. But no one knows for sure.
What is fairly certain is that birds were served up, as is attested to in this excerpt from a History article that discusses what foods were most likely on the menu of that famous harvest celebration:
“While no records exist of the exact bill of fare, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow noted in his journal that the colony’s governor, William Bradford, sent four men on a ‘fowling’ mission in preparation for the three-day event. Wild – but not domestic – turkey was indeed plentiful in the region and a common food source for both the English settlers and Native Americans. But it is just as likely that the fowling party returned with other birds we know the colonists regularly consumed, such as ducks, geese and swans. Instead of bread-based stuffing, herbs, onions or nuts might have been added to the birds for extra flavor.”
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Now, here’s the thing – what, for turkeys, was … and is … a favorite meal?
Now that would be ticks.
Yes, for sure, a turkey is a tick consuming machine – able to chow down 200 or so in a day. ohDEER is the leader in all natural deer, mosquito, and tick control – and we most certainly have to give credit to the turkey for is ability to naturally take care of ticks.
Something to think about – you know, while eating turkey tomorrow, especially if that turkey is of the wild variety.
ohDEER wishes for all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!